Ivor Armstrong Richards (26 February â 7 September 1979) was an influential English literary critic and rhetorician. He was educated at Magdalene College, Cambridge where his love of English was nurtured by the scholar 'Cabby' Spence.
Ivor Armstrong Richards ( ), English-born American semanticist and literary critic, crusaded to have "Basic" English adopted as a fundamental English vocabulary. On Feb. 26, 1893, Ivor Armstrong Richards was born at Cheshire. He was educated at Clifton College in Bristol and Magdalen College in Cambridge.